Climate Change
Man-made climate change due to the "pollutant" carbon dioxide (CO2) will destroy civilization! We must take drastic measures to save the planet now! This has been the multi-decade international campaign of some scientists, Hollywood types, leftist politicians and the media, popularized by the 2006 documentary film with Al Gore, "An Inconvenient Truth". The upcoming 5th Assessment report [AR5] of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being trumpeted as further proof (they are now 95% sure of man-made global warming). The Gray Area actually believes that humans are doing harm to the environment, but the facts don't support that climate change is affected by humans. This is not just from the 2009 "climategate" scandal, but a growing number of scientists also agree. This will come as heresy to the leftists who have built their belief systems or careers on this campaign, but it is nonetheless true - facts don't support the claim. The Global Warming Primer, Second Edition, by the NCPA provides counterpoints to the film's message. "The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today." The Earth has had cyclical weather patterns since its creation. Ice sheets covered and retreated around the globe four times. We are currently in the 5th warming cycle over the last 400,000 years, and it is the least severe, according to "The Big Picture" at www.climate4you.com. There is scientific data ad-nausea-um on the subject of climate change at that site. So why the high volume messaging that man-made climate change exists - follow the money and the political advantage that comes from it. Government funding for academic research, growth of government bureaucracies, excuse for raising taxes, tax payer funded subsidies and a big lure for charitable donations. So, as you read the left and right positions on climate change below, remember, the truth is "petroleum saved the whales", "coal saved the forests" and "wealthier is healthier".

The Peril of Panic

3/22/21
by Michael Shellenberger,
from CATO Institute,
Winter, 2021:

I am a longtime environmental activist as well as a writer, journalist, and energy expert, and I changed my mind about nuclear power about 10 years ago. I decided that it was mostly good, not bad, and that we needed more of it if we were going to solve environmental problems, including mitigating climate change. I’ve been frustrated by the fact that many on the left are still very anti-nuclear, including especially those who are very alarmist about climate change. I couldn’t understand why this was.

I was working on a book about nuclear energy (Apocalypse Never) and the opposition to it last year when the rhetoric about climate change became even more fervent than it al-ready was.

here is this idea that billions of people are going to die, and adolescents are experiencing a lot of anxiety and depression because they believe that.

So, in addition to covering the case for nuclear power, that became the focus of Apocalypse Never.I don’t think it’s okay that we’re scaring people like that. I think it’s wrong. I’ve also long been bothered by efforts to deprive poor countries of cheap, reliable energy, whether with hydroelectric dams, coal plants, or nu-clear plants.My view on climate change is that it is real and that it’s mostly if not entirely being caused by our carbon emissions. It does pose serious challenges, but it’s not the end of the world ...

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